Restoring sight thanks to a virus

Restoring sight thanks to a virus Optics and genetics join forces to restore sight to visually impaired people. A first in the therapeutic field  A blind man has regained partial visual function thanks to optogenetics. This cutting-edge technology combines gene therapy and light stimulation. In gene therapy, scientists modify the patient’s retinal cells. They make…

Second life for hotel soaps

A second life for hotel soaps In 2017, Pauline Grumel set up an ambitious project: to create an association that gives a second life to hotel soaps. A year later, Unisoap had already collected and recycled around 800 kg of soap. Since then, more than 130 hotels have become partners of this association.  A Mess…

The dog that saves orcas

The dog that saves orcas Eba, an adopted mixed breed dog, has joined part of a research program to save killer whales. What is his role? To sniff and locate the feces of this endangered species. Endangered killer whales  Orcas are endangered. According to a study published in the journal Science, half of the species…

Converting Solar Energy into Clean Hydrogen

Converting Solar Energy into Clean Hydrogen More and more companies are investing in hydrogen, a gas with multiple functions. Innovation in Hydrogen Production Hydrogen requires water and electricity for its production. The electricity separates the water molecule into two parts, with hydrogen on one side and oxygen, which is released into the atmosphere on the…

Phenix, an anti-waste application

Phenix, an Anti-waste Application 10 million tons: the quantity of unsold food in France. A third of the food produced in the world is thrown away without being consumed. Phenix applies itself to reduce this waste. The Idea Phenix has found local solutions for the food waste global dilemma. Since 2014, Phenix has worked with…

A prosthesis for superheroes!

A prosthesis for superheroes! Superheroes aren’t just characters in movies! Teenager, Jordan Reeves, has created a unicorn forearm prosthesis that shoots out glitter! Her ambition is to give strength to physically disabled youth like herself. Being born disabled Jordan Reeves was born without her left forearm. She has an upper limb missing from birth, as…

Collective vegetable gardens making an impact

Collective vegetable gardens making an impact Combining gardening, healthy food, economy, and social links – it’s possible! Collective vegetable gardens are being deployed in cities to offer city dwellers a place to garden collectively. Gardening for healthy eating Not everyone can own a garden, let alone have access to a healthy diet. To the detriment…

The iconoclastic cuisine of the future

The iconoclastic cuisine of the future There will soon be 9 billion people to feed! What will the food supply be like at the dawn of the 2050s? Will it take into account environmental challenges? “Beef carrot or carrot beef?” – Thierry Marx The cuisine of the future is accompanied by inventive catering. The multi-starred…

Lithium batteries finally recycled!

Lithium batteries finally recycled! For many, riding a scooter or electric bicycle is an environmentally friendly act. However, this mode of transportation has its drawbacks. The eco-organization, Screlec, intends to put an end to them. Polluting electric batteries When you walk around major French cities, it is not uncommon to come face to face with…

From east to west, the U.S. is going green

From east to west, the U.S. is going green With the U.S. recently joining the Paris climate agreement, limiting the adverse effects of the climate crisis is becoming a priority under the Biden administration. In an effort to develop green energy, the U.S. government is planning a huge investment plan for the implementation of large-scale…